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Joy
Rankin
History of Computing
Graduate Student
Yale University

Joy studies the history of digital technologies, primarily the history of computing, focusing on the post-World War II era in the United States. Her dissertation examines how 1960s and 1970s users of time-sharing systems experienced individualized, interactive computing, balancing a study of user experiences with an analysis of the technologies that enabled those experiences. Her work addresses the multiple contexts in which personal computing arose, as well as business history, gender and technology, and computing and the human experience. Joy is also interested in the history of biotechnology, math and science education, science and technology policy, and maps of all kinds. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she double-majored in mathematics and history. After college, Joy enjoyed a successful career launching educational programs ranging from an online ESL website to online Advanced Placement courses for high school students, a career that brought her from Boston to Portland, Oregon to Durham, North Carolina and Geneva, Switzerland. Joy attained her master’s degree at Duke University, concentrating in the history and sociology of science.

Ramesh
Subramanian
History of Information, Communication, and Telecommunicatoins Systems
Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Computer Information Systems
Quinnipiac University

Subramanian’s current research interests include Information Systems Security, History of Technology, ICT4D, Technology and Privacy Policy. At Yale ISP, he will continue his research and lead sessions in these topics. Subramanian’s articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the European Business Review, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, International Journal of E-Business Research, Information Systems Education Journal, and Communications of the International Information Management Association, and as chapters in scholarly books. Published books include: "Access to Knowledge in India: New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development." Forthcoming (Dec 2011), Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, London, UK; "The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social and Cultural Perspectives." (2011), New York University Press, NY; "Computer Security, Privacy and Politics: Current Issues, Challenges and Solutions" (2008) IRM Press; "Peer-to-Peer Computing: The Evolution of a Disruptive Technology" (2005), IDEA Group Publishing, Hershey, PA. In 2008-2009, Subramanian was awarded a Fulbright Senior Researcher grant to study the effects and consequences of Internet spread in rural India.
Prior to joining Quinnipiac University, Subramanian worked at IBM Advanced Technology Lab as Senior Software Engineer. He was the project lead for the development of a new-generation collaboration tool, which has since become the IBM Community Tools Suite. He was also the project lead for the development of an intra-company P2P resource sharing prototype code-named “Mesh,” and holds two U.S. patents in these areas. Prior to IBM, Subramanian has held the following positions: Associate Professor of MIS (tenured), College of Business and Public Policy, University of Alaska, Anchorage; Instructor of Computer Science, Rutgers University, NJ; Member of the Technical Staff (MTS), Database Research District, Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ; Consultant, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; Consultant, British Petroleum Exploration, Anchorage, Alaska.

Fabio
Gadducci
history of computing
Associate Professor
Dpt. of Computer Science, University of Pisa
James
Hodges
Media studies
PhD student
Rutgers University

Media preservation, software studies, sound studies, game studies. I learned about SIGCIS while attending SHOT 2014 in Michigan.

William
Anderson
Web and Software Development/Management

Human interactions with computers in context of social and cultural constructs. Computer history, Web/Internet History, Software History.

Discovered SIGCIS when i was followed by the twitter account.
Find me at @thewaanderson

Thomas
Misa
history of technology
Director, Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota

I am a historian specializing in the interactions of technology and modern culture. My undergraduate degree is from M.I.T. (1981) and my Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania (1987). While at Illinois Institute of Technology (1987-2005), I was active in the international Tensions of Europe network and several collaborative research and book projects. I am now director of the Charles Babbage Institute, holding the ERA Land-Grant Chair in History of Technology with a faculty appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and teaching in the Program for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine. Research projects at CBI are presently supported by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratories. I am on the lookout for book projects in the history of computing for possible publication with MIT Press and ACM Books.

Xiaochang
Li
Media History
PhD Candidate
New York University

I am a PhD Candidate in the department of media, culture, and communications at NYU, and am working on a dissertation examining the history of predictive text systems in computing. I heard about SIGCIS from a colleague of mine in the department.

Marko
Milutinovic
Collecting and restorating/repairing digital computers

Photography, Music production, Guitar playing, Computers, Electronics etc, Computer history, Vintage computers.
I'm an freelance IT technician, I don't have any formal education. I was born, and live in Serbia. My primary interest regarding historical computers are computers that were built in Yugoslavia. I made a contacts here and there, and I'm currently working on a movie about this failed industry that had great potential. I found out about SIGCIS from reddit.

Andrew
Russell
College of Arts & Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology

Andrew L. Russell is an assistant professor in the College of Arts & Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 2007 he completed a Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology from The Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation was titled "'Industrial Legislatures': Consensus Standardization in the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions." He has published articles and book chapters on the history of the Internet, telecommunications standards, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He is working on two book projects. The first is a study of the history of communication networks from the vantage point of standardization. The second, in its early stages, explores how modular principles moved from their origins in the realm of architecture and became adopted by professionals in a variety of fields, including computer science, economics, organizational science, and beyond.

Andrew has a B.A. in History from Vassar College and an M.A. in History from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before entering graduate school, he worked for two years in the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2007-2008 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.

Brent
Jesiek
Historical and social studies of computing and engineering
Associate Professor, Engineering Education and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Dr. Jesiek's research interests are focused on the epistemological, social, and historical dimensions of engineering and computing, with particular emphasis on subjects related to engineering education, electrical and computer engineering, and educational technology. He also maintains active research interests related to the global and ethical dimensions of engineering education and practice.

Zbigniew
Stachniak
computer history, artificial intelligence
Associate Professor
York University

history of microcomputing
history of semiconductor industry
computer hobby movement

Noam
Cohen
Growth of Silicon Valley
Author

Ex-New York Times journalist now writing a book on the politics of Silicon Valley. Came to the listsrv through Lee Vinsel in discussing the history of the personal computer.

Kevin
Driscoll
Communication
Postdoctoral researcher
Microsoft Research

My research concerns the popular and political cultures of networked personal computing with special attention to myths about internet infrastructure. My recent dissertation traced the popular history of social computing through the dial-up bulletin board systems of the 1980s and 1990s. Currently, I am working on a book project about the technology and culture of the French Minitel system with Julien Mailland from IU/Bloomington. I received a Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Southern California, an MS in Comparative Media Studies at MIT, and previously taught computer science at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School.

Rebecca
Lemov
history of human sciences and history of technology
Assoc. Prof.
History of science Harvard

I'm writing a book called "Database of Dreams: Social Science's Forgotten Archive of How to Be Human" about mid-20th-century experiments in collecting large amounts of "subjective materials" as data and storing it in microform (to be published by Yale Univ Press in Fall 2015). I also teach a class called "Big Data: Past, Present, Future" in my department (a seminar). I found out about SIGCIS because two grad students mentioned they subscribed to it, and the discussions sounded interesting.

Gregg
Zachary
Christopher
French
Philosophy and History of Science
PhD Candidate
University of British Columbia

As a philosopher: Reception of Logical Empiricism, Nature of Inference (including machine learning and theoretical statistics), Herbert Simon's work on Bounded Rationality and Satisficing, Decision Theory.

Re History of CS: "the" transformation, both technically and sociologically, from AI to machine learning, the nature of CS as a science and broader relationships between engineering and the sciences.

I found SIGCIS by noticing the affiliation of the author who wrote this article: http://m.cacm.acm.org/magazines/2015/1/181633-the-tears-of-donald-knuth/fulltext

Daniel
Ferrell
History of Technology/Digital Technology
Finance
Boyce College

Writing on the history of technology.

Dan
Feldman
Historiography of computers and of software
Director of Performance Architecture
Netezza Corporation

Historiography of software; the transition from analogue to digital computing; the relationship between production technologies, hardware architecture and end-use; software production as an engineering discipline; software production as labor; embedded computing; high performance computing.